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Need a Map of Amsterdam

What would be a good map of Amsterdam and where can I buy one? Thanks!

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We purchased the Rick Steves guide book for Amsterdam, Bruge and Brussels and there are wonderful detailed maps in there.

Posted by
6951 posts

All the good book stores have travel sections, and some maps are available.

Before I hit any city, I'm on Wikipedia scouting out all about the place.

Posted by
1821 posts

A good map is the freebie in the lobby of my hotel in Amsterdam. Otherwise, Google Maps is a good map.

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5269 posts

I've always liked the "Streetwise" laminated maps, including the Amsterdam one. Sadly, the company went out of business last summer and their maps now sell on Amazon for ridiculous prices like $60 or more. They're good but not that good! But maybe you could find one still for sale in a book or map store for the original price around $10.

The next best thing looks like Michelin's laminated map for $10 on Amazon. I haven't used it but Michelin maps are great and it looks like the format Streetwise used so successfully. If so, it's readable, portable, durable, and accurate. What more could one ask?

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2283 posts

I have a copy of the Lonely Planet city map covering central Amsterdam and the surrounding area. Laminated. Yours if you want it.

Posted by
13733 posts

All the good book stores have travel sections, and some maps are
available.

Right. I've purchased a fair amount of maps at bookshops. The Barnes and Noble chain in my area tends to have the largest selection, and I always go for laminated versions (e.g. Insight Fleximaps) as they hold up better.

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2492 posts

The Borch maps are excellent and laminated, readily available for about $10 from Amazon, and often in Barnes and Noble stores.

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513 posts

I would check on Ebay for a Streetwise map of any major European city. I have a collection of them I have gathered over the years and I never head out on a trip without one, no matter how often I have visited that city.

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1878 posts

Insight FlexiMaps are good, I have a few of those. The Michelin city maps were new to me (I have used their road maps for driving) but I saw one for Rome in a bookstore and it was really good.

Posted by
1176 posts

Thank you everyone for letting me know what maps are out there and where to buy them. I did not know Streetwise maps are now out of business. That is really something considering they are the best maps!

Posted by
2330 posts

I was sad and surprised to discover Streetwise had closed their doors, they were always my first choice. I did buy one from a seller on ebay for $5.95 a month ago with a bunch, just checked and he is now sold out. You may find one that way or just use another kind.

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513 posts

Hi Ann,

Okay, I just checked my collection of Streetwise maps and I found I have two of Amsterdam. In the spirit of Christmas, if you will send me a PM with your address I will mail you one. Then, if you want to, you can reimburse me for the mailing costs. Jack

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2057 posts

Like Richard, I always like use a hotel provided map, although I do also carry an app on my phone. I like to ask the desk manager to mark the hotel location (if it's not already on the map) and also a few other places I'm interested in seeing etc. I love that I can write notes and directions all over them. When I leave the city, I'll often use the "used" map as a book cover for the guidebook. Yes, I remember when we students actually learned how to cover our text books! The map covered guide books are on my book shelf-reminders of wonderful previous trips. I actually have one of Amsterdam from several years ago.